Lao morning news for March 14

Lao morning news for March 14

Lao PDR morning news

Laos needs ‘best practice’ logistics
LAOS will need to pay serious attention to making logistics more efficient through the application of the world’s best practices, as the country is now integrated regionally and internationally, a top business chamber official said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Plan Launched To Help Laos Integrate Into Global Trade
The European Union Ambassador to the Lao PDR Léon Paul Faber, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khemmany Pholsena and EIF Executive Director Ratnakar Adhikari launched on Mar 11 the strategic plan 2019-2022 of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF): Forging New Paths for Least Developed Countries in global and regional trade.

Lao Government Slaps Wrists of 7 Vientiane Officials for Public Project Fraud
Seven high-ranking current or formal officials in Laos’ Vientiane province have been warned and publicly identified for their involvement in several fraudulent development projects.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos, Vietnam to cooperate in e-government, cyber security
The Lao and Vietnamese governments have agreed to continue cooperation in the development of cyber security, e-government solution, and postal service.
— Xinhua

Government of Japan supports recovery efforts in Lao PDR
Heavy rainfall across Lao PDR during the months of July and September 2018 caused massive devastation. The collapse of the dams in Xe-Pien Xe-Namnoy led to severe flooding across the country with the province of Attapeu being the worst affected.
— Reliefweb

16 Students Granted Japanese Scholarships
This fiscal year, 16 students from Laos have been awarded Japan’s MEXT scholarships. The scholars include eight to study master’s degrees, two attending a technical college, and six enrolled for specialised training.

Gov’t, UNICEF Strengthen Sub-national Planning, Coordination For Better Results For Children
The first workshop on strengthening sub-national planning, coordination, monitoring and budgeting for better results for children was organized on March 12 in Attapeu province by the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the Attapeu Department of Planning and Cooperation with support from UNICEF Lao PDR.

China’s achievement amazing in human history: Lao ambassador
China’s transformation from a poor and backward nation into a modernized and prosperous one is proven to be an amazing achievement in human history of tackling poverty and providing a valuable experience for others including Laos, said Lao ambassador to China Vandy Bouthasavong recently.
— Xinhua

Laos, Vietnam pledge continued media cooperation
Laos and Vietnam will continue cooperation in the areas of media, printing and personnel development, as well as in information and communications.
— Vientiane Times

How much does a Chinese tourist bring to him? The Lao people have different opinions
In order to contribute to the targeted tourism revenue, more than $ 700 million is expected to be made. Attracting more than one million Chinese tourists during the 2019 Chinese-Chinese tour.
— VOA Lao

President gives development advice in Savannakhet
President Bounnhang Vorachit has impressed upon authorities in Xepon and Thapangthong districts of Savannakhet province the need to tackle antisocial behaviour, such as drug abuse, in order to maintain social order.
— Vientiane Times

He prepares to the United Nations Development Program for sustainable development
Officials prepare a report on the United Nations High Level Forum on Progress In implementing the goals of sustainable development for 2019 in six areas, From Bangkok.
— VOA Lao

Vietnam extends scholarship programme
The Vietnamese government is continuing its support programme by providing 1,273 scholarships for Lao students and officials to study in Laos and Vietnam this year.
— Vientiane Times


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